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Brandy Carlson has a lot to be nervous about.

Her husband would have been released from his prison term at Hutchinson Correctional Facility in September if he had received good time credit, as the family expected, for his kidnapping sentence.

But instead he is in limbo, with an expected release date of January 2023 looming in the distance.

While the Kansas Department of Corrections reports no active inmate cases of COVID-19 at HCF, nine staff cases and a rising number of infections has increased Carlson’s fears about her husband, who has a depressed immune system and already contracted hepatitis while in state custody.

Meanwhile, the two have not seen each other in person since before the pandemic, with Carlson unable to drive the two-and-a-half-hours to Hutchinson for a brief visit behind Plexiglass.

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